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The Airmen's Stories - P/O C Colebrook


Christopher Colebrook, of Darlington, was born in December 1919 and joined the RAFVR about July 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training, was commissioned in September 1940 and joined 54 Squadron at Catterick on 14th October.



Colebrook above and below with an unidentified colleague, probably at Catterick in the winter of 1940/41.



Images courtesy of Christopher Colebrook (nephew).


Colebrook was killed on 20th April 1941, still serving with 54 Squadron.

His Spitfire IIA P7383 was shot down off Clacton by a Me109.

He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 31.




Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner


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